PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Providence police arrested four drug suspects this week, andthey have a woman advertising her escort services on craigslist tothank.
According to Maj. Thomas Oates, detectives received a tip thatin addition to her normal services, the escort was also referringcustomers to area drug dealers.
Detectives then called the woman Wednesday to set up anencounter. She sent them to 38 Dartmouth Ave., where Oates said theofficers then bought marijuana from Justin Taymes, 21.
Shortly after, Oates said police moved in for the bust - seizingbags of marijuana, a digital scale and $1,121 in cash.
Police arrested Taymes, who has served time at the AdultCorrectional Institutions for drug offenses, and three others ondrug charges.
One of the other three is Kevron Poston, 20, who was chargedMonday with assaulting an officer last week and free on personalrecognizance. Elizabeth Maldonado, 21, and Delron Fields, 24, werealso charged in the drug bust.
The craigslist escort was not charged, Oates said.
The website has been in the news quite a lot lately. RhodeIsland Attorney General Patrick Lynch is leading the charge toget craigslist to crack down on prostitution ads on the site,in light of the so-called craigslist attacks.
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